forget snowballs; a brick of ice will be thrown at your face when you first go outdoors. find warmth in your chambers, in the arms of your lover, a cup of hot chocolate or another land to bathe in sunlight. here, death comes to collect the rent. don't expect any mercy. be immune as your armor when you wear it outside. use your will to do what you must. and be on your guard; a blizzard will approach you when it may. and don't complain that it's freezing. winter is here more heartless than the world is. pretend you have only four months to live with snow falling from heaven. use it and live while you still can.
I wanted to describe Winter. What a better way to do it in a metaphor of Mortal Kombat's popular character, the ninja of ice Sub-Zero.
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In the thinly spindly Glen Resides a lonely clucking hen. Strut and peck, flutter and fluff The bugs she eats are never enough. Leaves ripple with the sound Whispered quiet a question resounds, "Why not fly South this year? Freezing frost will soon be here."
It's a metaphor, for people who hate winter but don't make enough money to go south and avoid the snow. I haven't finished the poem yet.